Hackathons

    • Facebook Journalism Project: A Complete Guide

      Facebook’s efforts to bolster its relationships with media and news organizations and journalists continued with Wednesday’s introduction of the Facebook Journalism Project. Director of product Fidji Simo introduced Facebook Journalism Project in a Newsroom post, saying that the initiative has three objectives: collaborative development of news products for the social netwo ...

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    • Facebook’s Favorite Hacks of 2016

      With 2016 coming to an end, Facebook shared its favorite hacks for the year from the many hackathons it hosted. The social network pointed out that its initial hackathon of 2016 was also its 50th companywide hackathon, so it was dubbed the Global Hack Jubilee. Facebook also highlighted its Voyager transponder, saying in a blog post that it was built on the data-center tech ...

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  • Twitter Announces Twitter Developer Communities

    … that fostering more local events will help us engage with our community in a more personal way. Our Twitter Developer Community membership has since grown by 10 times, and meetups have sprouted in 14 cities across the globe, thanks to partnerships with trailblazing developer advocates in places like São Paulo, Brazil; Seattle; Kochi, India; and Nairobi…

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  • Videos Can Now Be Added to Facebook Comments

    … Facebook’s 50th Hackathon in February, and Baldwin wrote that it is available via desktop, web, iOS and Android by clicking the camera icon next to the comment field. Baldwin described how the feature was created during Facebook’s 50th Hackathon: At the hackathon, we coded as quickly as we could all day, and by the evening, we could feel the pieces…

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  • Facebook’s Best Hacks of 2015

    … were: A prototype for Facebook-owned Oculus VR and other virtual reality systems that uses the standard React library to allow developers to write code while wearing VR headsets. Moving optics to the middle of top-of-rack switch boards, making cooling easier, improving signal integrity and reducing power consumption. The rainbow filter…

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  • Facebook Releases 2016 Hacker Cup Schedule

    … By David Cohen on Nov. 19, 2015 - 6:00 PM Facebook announced the schedule for its 2016 Hacker Cup, as well as a venue change for the finals, from Menlo Park, Calif., to London. The social network described its annual programming contest as follows on its Hacker Cup page: Hacking is core to how we build at Facebook. Whether we’re building…

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  • Facebook iPhone Users Can Find, Share Links Without Browsers

    … realized that Facebook already had a terrific index of what people would likely want to share: links that had previously been shared by others. So he created a prototype, showed it to a few colleagues and then rallied a small team to build it out at a hackathon. Whitnah also detailed the thought process during the creation of the new feature: We…

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  • Facebook Adds Emoji to Messenger Thread Titles

    … By David Cohen on Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:05 AM One of the fruits of Facebook’s recent hackathon in Seattle’s Space Needle was introduced Wednesday by software engineer Bob Baldwin, who announced in a Facebook post that thread titles in the social network’s Messenger application can now include emoji. Baldwin wrote: You can now put emoji in Facebook Messenger thread titles! I built this at a Facebook Seattle hackathon in the Space Needle a couple of weeks ago. Enjoy! Readers: What do you think of this new feature? …

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  • Facebook Highlights 2014 Hacks

    …, Facebook started the @Scale technical conference series for engineers who build and maintain systems that are designed for scale. After hosting several smaller data-, mobile-, security- and sustainability-focused events at Facebook in Menlo Park, we put on a multitrack event at the InterContintental Hotel in San Francisco with speakers from 16…

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  • Facebook Adds Stickers to Comments

    … Thomison), where we built the prototype for Web in a single night. When we turned it on for employees soon after, they loved it. We later built it for mobile web at a hackathon in California, and the iOS and Android versions soon after. Thanks to everyone who helped build this, including Kwame Thomison, Yu Chen, Mike Rumble, Anthony Chan, Michael McDuffee…

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  • Next on Mark Zuckerberg’s Itinerary: Indonesia

    … Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s travels related to Internet.org brought him to Indonesia this past weekend, where he met with President-elect Joko Widodo, and where the social network hosted an Internet.org developer workshop in Jakarta with Ericsson and mobile carrier XL Axiata. Zuckerberg’s trip to Indonesia started…

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